My Main Ride

off on a Sporty 28 years ago, I think that makes that motor a
vintage Evolution. Crazy huh? Back then the Evolution Sporty was only 1 year old and had just taken over from the Iron head sporty. 1986 the first Sporty Evo's appear and 1985 for the first big twin Evo's..

I had gone to Harley School to become a tech and I know it was a long time ago because we worked on Panheads, Iron Sporties, the 66-69' Pan-Shovel and the Shovelhead. There wasn't one Evo in class yet lol.

You know your old when you know what points are or a Magneto (no not an X-men) is or if ya ever hand tuned your linkert or S&S carb before.

Anyway, I finally gave in to comfort and got me a 2006 FLHRCI you see here, brand new which I just paid off actually. She's my main squeeze now. Our biggest ride together so far was the 1100 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Euless, TX and boy was that an adventure, she and I both got battle scars from that one. It's not bad enough that illegal aliens do not respect the immigration laws but they also do not hold driving laws in high regard as well. Me and "baby" got rear-ended on the way to TX. Almost killed me, and she got a banged up skirt.But I hung onto her and she never fell over, the cop and fire fighters right there when it happened couldn't believe it. Anyway enough of my adventures.

Thanks to Sierra Vista H-D for patching me up and getting me on the road so quick so I could get home and to Adam's H-D in TX for patching up baby to better than new condition. And to Bedford Back & Neck for kinda patching me up.

I still have a soft spot for that first Sporty though and still own it as well and that's why this page exists. Call it a second chance on life for an old EVO engine. She deserves it.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Week end update.

Well we left off with me looking for shit in the garage. But not just any shit, no this shit once was a beautiful custom XLH Softail. Well I've located the frame, engine (box), Wide Glide and tanks. Still haven't found the handlebars and risers, fenders and some other stuff, so the search goes on.

Won't be doing much until after vacation, Suz and I haven't had a vacation in over 10 years other than some weekends off so we're looking forward to going to the vacation home for some rest.

Actually Suz has a list. But before I let ya in on it. Know that vacation is really a prep for our final move to FL. I think what I'll do is make another Blog on Project Retire. I'll post a link when I get it up and you can go there if your into renovations and home decorating. I'll supply lots of before Photos and after as I get the jobs done until we're finished. OK? Cool.

Give me a  bit to get some of Bobber Project going here and then I'll update the Blog again. So see ya soon.

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